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Feb 7, 2013 11:00pm EST
. secretary, you said that it is not the department of defense's job to be 9-1-1, and so the question that struck me is, so when this happens and it happened so fast, and so quick, that when you responded in an hour, it may already be over by that time. are we relyingings on the home country -- relying on the home country to be 9-1-1? if so, as you go through what they're providing to us, you mentioned some are not up to our -- are not up to the quality of others at this time. how are you making that decision that we have people in harm's way and we are lying on a -- relying on a host nation that might not be up to taking care of our people? >> you know, obviously it's very important that, you know, the ambassador determined what is the situation and whether or not, you know, there's a need for action. i mean, the 9-1-1 is basically the host country that has to respond quickly and provide immediate security around. if that's not there. you have to have security within the embassy itself. that f that isn't there. you have to intelligence giving you a heads up it's a dangerous situation
Feb 4, 2013 11:00pm EST
agency operating in afghanistan, dealing with reconstruction. so we took the department of defense, the department of justice, and the agency operating in afghanistan. we have the largest oversight presence on the ground in afghanistan. we have the most aggressive program in afghanistan. and we have the most successful record of working with afghan law enforcement in prosecuting individuals in afghan courts. we are a temporary agency. when reconstruction drops below $260 million, we have a way to go. .. now just last wednesday bob alluded to the fact i return from afghanistan. i tried to visit afghanistan every quarter. everyone there, can assure you, in the embassy in the military is intensely focused on the difficult task of transferring security responsibilities to the afghans by the end of 2014. equally interested and concerned about strengthening the afghan government ability to manage the country's continued reconstruction efforts during this transition timeframe and beyond. i think it is fair to say that the success or failure of our entire investment in afghanistan is teete
Jan 31, 2013 11:00pm EST
for forever secretary of defense after world war ii. in 1946 james forrestal noted in his diary that the soviets believed that the post-war world should be shaped by a handful of major power acting alone. plessy went on, the american point of view is that all nations professing a desire for peace and democracy should participate. and what ended up happening in the years is something in between. the united states and our allies succeeded in constructing a broad international architecture of institutions and alliances chiefly the u.n., the imf the world bank and nato that protected our interests, defending universal values and benefited peoples and nations around the world. yet it is undeniable that a handful of major powers did end up controlling those institutions combat setting norms and shaping international affairs. now two decades after the end of the cold war, we faced a different world. more countries than ever have a voice in global debate. we see more passed power opening up as nations gain influence through the strength of their economies rather than their military and
Feb 5, 2013 11:00pm EST
were you. >> the afghan defense minister presented that last week. >> i'm glad the defense minister has left a happy man. [inaudible] >> we don't discuss listened public forums, but it is not -- we have number one, he said something buddy substitution. no, we essay said have come through this whole process. we been asked to the process quite beta is forced to but then announced time table can be financed to come very good. we do all we can as they asked for and have been doing that. we have been doing that in complete coordination to the corporate process we run. incidentally, that kept running, even when high-level talks were suspended between the pakistan and we did keep the process going. i think there is no substitution at all. >> we will do everything we can -- we will do everything we can in the timeline they are looking for her. [inaudible] >> absolutely, they are very clear. we want to and were happy to arrange whatever we can. .. the do you if you. >> any county which process is actually a part of its? >> we have a fine line of releases which we are cooperating my department we
Feb 6, 2013 11:00pm EST
about the defenses between the bipartisan senate and the white house immigration reform bills. and later, the government's treatment of soldiers with post-traumatic stress disorder. washington journal takes your calls and e-mails, and tweets every morning startinged at 7:00 eastern on c-span. >> whey discovered as i gotten older. the worst strategy to achieve happiness in life is to make that your primary goal. if you make happiness striving for you will not probably achieve it. instead you'll end up being narcissistic and self-ininvolved caring your own pleasure and satisfactions in life is your paramount goal. what i found is happiness is -- other things. it's by-product of meaningful work and family and friends and good health and love and care. it's we get happiness not by aiming directly for it by throwing ourself to projects and involving other and fundamentally trying to have integrity. >>> the head of the national transportation safety board. spoke with reporters for about an hour on a number of issues. the agencies investigate and with the problem with the boeing 787 and whether
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